Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Particles

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April 2024

Issue 118




The 4th Advancement of POLarimetric Observations (APOLO-2024)  meeting

The meeting will be held November 18-21, 2024 in Kyoto, Japan.

APOLO-2024 website: https://apolo.loa.univ-lille.fr/

The deadline for the abstract submission is April 30, 2024. 

Looking forward to your contributions,

Oleg Dubovik,
 on behalf of the APOLO conveners Committees


14th International conference on Laser-light Interactions with Particles (LIP2024,  https://lip-conference.org/) 


will be held in Xian, China, during September 18-22, 2024.


A hybrid conference will be held both on-site and virtually. There will be No Fee for online attendance. The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 30. 


For more than three decades this conference series has promoted state-of-the-art research and scientific exchange on laser beams and interactions with particles and particle systems, from theory to practice, and development of instruments.

The present edition follows the former Optical Particle Sizing (OPS) and Characterization (OPC) conferences held in Rouen 1987; Tempe, 1990; Yokohama, 1993; Nuernberg, 1995; Minneapolis, 1998; Brighton, 2001; Kyoto, 2004; Graz, 2007

as well as the reformulated Laser-light and Particle Interactions (LIP) conference held in Rouen in 2012; Marseille, 2014; Xian, 2016; College Station (TX), 2018; Warsaw, 2022.


The LIP2024 is dedicated to the memory of Prof. James Albert Lock (1948- 2023): A life of honor and work of excellence. A special issue is scheduled in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer​. We would be grateful

if you take part in this event and share your expertise on the topic with our participants. Your participation is important for the success of this meeting and will be very much appreciated.​


For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Best Regards,


Dr. Jiajie Wang 
Conference Secretary, LIP2024



Special Issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

Light Pollution: Theory, Modelling and Measurements 2024

(Altmuenster Contributions)


This special issue will feature papers on Light Pollution: Theory, Modelling and Measurements and bring together the experts in the field to discuss the current state of the art and to formulate new research directions. The special issue aims

to disseminate a more intensive development in this field of research. We have chosen this topic as a fitting theme for a special issue due to its growing significance. We believe that such a comprehensive overview of the latest research

will define the leading edge and centralize our understanding of the advances in the field, ultimately benefiting the community.


If your submission is considered in scope, it will be reviewed by at least two independent researchers who are experts on the topic. To ensure all articles meet the highest ethical standards, early detection tools will identify and detect

unethical research prior to publication. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer supports both open access and subscription articles. If you would like to publish open access, information on the article publishing

charge (APC) can be found on the journal homepage.


The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2024. If you need more time, or have any other questions about this special issue, you are very welcome to contact me by responding to this email.


Read more about this special issue and how to submit: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-quantitative-spectroscopy-and-radiative-transfer/about/call-for-papers?utm_campaign=STMJ_228402_STMJIN_OA&utm_medium=email&utm_acid=157550652&SIS_ID=&dgcid=STMJ_228402_STMJIN_OA&CMX_ID=&utm_in=DM466748&utm_source=AC_#light-pollution-theory-modelling-and-measurements-2024-altmuenster-contributions-lptmm-2024


Best wishes,

Dr. Miroslav Kocifaj

Executive Guest Editor

Slovak Academy of Sciences



Open Positions


Professor in Experimental Physics (remote sensing)

The Division of Space Research and Planetary Sciences within the Physics Institute of the University of Bern has an opening, as of 2025, for a Professor in Experimental Physics (100%) in space instrumentation for experimental planetary science,

field of remote sensing.


The successful candidate is expected to have or further develop an excellent and internationally recognized track record in the development, construction, and exploitation of scientific instrumentation flying on major spacecraft missions.

The successful candidate's research program will constitute a central part of the Division's core research activities and represent the field of space research nationally and internationally. It will complement existing research activities both

at the University and within the Swiss and international landscapes. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant Division and Institute interacting in research, education, outreach, and administration as a member of the physics faculty.

The Division offers excellent conditions in terms of laboratory infrastructure, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities to build space-grade hardware.


For details see https://ohws.prospective.ch/public/v1/jobs/1e7e3e0b-8ea8-484e-a3b8-6a6ec517f1ed



We have an opening for a PhD position in my Junior Research Group at TROPOS. The goal of the OLALA project is to realistically describe irregularly shaped dust for lidar applications.  

More information: https://www.tropos.de/en/institute/career/details/doktorandenstelle-m-w-d-ka-zur-modellierung-irregulaer-geformter-aerosolpartikel-in-der-nachwuchsgruppe-olala


Dr. Moritz Haarig

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)

Remote Sensing Department



We are opening a staff position in my Cloud & Aerosol group in the Remote Sensing & Products division at EUMETSAT.

This person will reinforce the existing group working on polarimetry with a more specific focus on the 3MI polarimeter(s) in the EPS-SG mission to be launched soon.

More information as well as the application can be found here: Vacancies | EUMETSAT (https://www.eumetsat.int/work-us/vacancies)


Dr Bertrand Fougnie

Lead of Cloud & Aerosol Team

Remote Sensing and Products Division



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